Mainframe Application Developers create and support computer code used in the organization’s mainframe systems to perform business functions. This includes assisting with the design, coding, and testing of computer programs, analyzing and resolving programming issues, and supporting the business to ensure application programs work as required. Mainframe Application Developers are found in a variety of industries including but not limited to Heath Care, Insurance, Retail, Transportation, etc.
2 days | Required
This Introduction to Programming concepts will provide students who have no IT experience, with a comprehensive introduction to programming and builds a solid foundation of programming skills that can be used to master programming languages like COBOL.
This course is designed to provide students a solid foundation in developing a batch COBOL programs. The course starts with a simple read and print program and expands on the programming techniques necessary to develop robust applications.
5 days | Required
The student will gain an in-depth understanding of the concepts and principles of MVS JCL and how it relates to JES and the O/S.
This course is taught with TSO, ISPF and COBOL and the topics can be seen in z/OS Application Development
5 days | Optional
This course is designed so that a student will gain an in-depth understanding of the concepts and appropriate use of data stored in IBM’s relational database DB2. Using DB2 data, the student will learn dynamic and embedded SQL along with the DB2 features that are used to improve the reliability and performance of applications.
5 days | Optional
This CICS TS: Fundamentals course is intended for analysts, programmers, and IT professionals that require an organized introduction to CICS functions and capabilities. There is an examination of CICS structure, adaptability, and interaction with IBM system software and third party software. A case study and exercises provide insights into designing and coding CICS programs. Private courses can be tailored to the specific operating system and system software of the client organization.
3 days | Optional
This REXX course is for those wanting to learn and master REXX in the z/OS environment. Students will study the REXX interpreter as a basis for understanding techniques for writing efficient and readable REXX code. Templates, tracing, and interpreting are reviewed as well as Generic built-in functions. During workshops, students will test REXX in a variety of commonplace application scenarios. Students will learn how to create their own subroutines and functions. Terminal output will be trapped from z/OS and TSO/E. Techniques will be presented to manage the program stack, along with file I/O. Familiarity with TSO/E, ISPF, and ISPF Editor is required. Experience with JCL is beneficial but not mandatory.
2 days | Optional
This course is designed to provide students with the skills to use Xpediter to test and debug COBOL programs. Students will test, analyze and debug COBOL programs using Xpediter running under TSO.
Upon completion, students will be able to set breakpoints, view and modify data fields, step through program logic, temporarily change program logic, set WHEN conditions, monitor execution path of a program, detect and correct abends as they occur, and test subprogram modules. In addition, they will know the requirements for preparing for an Xpediter session and the purpose and function of the repository.